East Broadway

Get a Piece of Mission Chinese Food Before it Closes

Posted September 21, 2020 at 5:03 am

Mission Chinese Food is permanently closing its flagship restaurant on the Lower East Side, as previously reported. It lasted nearly six years on East Broadway before coronavirus imposed the business, like so many others. And now Mission is selling off some of its furnishings and ephemera with a stoop sale today. Items include restaurant equipment and […]

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Mission Chinese to Shutter East Broadway Restaurant Due to Coronavirus Challenges

Posted September 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Mission Chinese Food, the popular Nuevo-Chinese restaurant, is to close its flagship Lower East Side location at the end of the month. In a lengthy missive posted to Instagram, chef-owner Danny Bowien explained the challenge of operating during pandemic times and the ultimate decision to close. “We faced the difficult decision as a business to […]

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Night and Weekend Work on F Train Tunnel Rehab to Begin on Monday

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:01 am

The MTA next Monday will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Rutgers Tube, a subway tunnel under the East River that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy eight years ago. The long-awaited repairs include track replacement, signal equipment, cabling, tunnel lights, and new pumps. The MTA is also installing a backup generator connected to the […]

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Police Release Surveillance Footage of Gunpoint Robbery on East Broadway

Posted September 3, 2020 at 5:05 am

Police are still looking for two suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery on the Lower East Side last month. The perps – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway on August 7, drawing firearms and demanding cash. The pair stole $1,500 from the till, as well […]

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Fridays Under $40: Drinking Outside With a Bite

Posted August 21, 2020 at 5:04 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. A Sunday afternoon spent in a bar with a book, sipping a cocktail and chatting absently with the bartender is one of the great joys of New […]

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East Broadway Bodega Held up at Gunpoint

Posted August 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Two men held up a Lower East Side bodega at gunpoint this past Friday, police said. The suspects – described as African American males – entered the He Xie Grocery at 154 East Broadway at approximately 6:47pm, drawing firearms and demanding cash. They made off with $1,500, and fled on a moped. Surveillance video from the […]

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Repairs to Sandy-Damaged F Train Tunnel Coming Next Month

Posted July 28, 2020 at 5:10 am

Surprising no one, more hiccups in store for the F Train. According to the MTA, the Rutgers Street Tunnel – the last of the tunnels running under the East River affected by Hurricane Sandy eight years ago – will begin rehab next month. Prep work starts in August, with most of the heavy lifting getting […]

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Free Kosher ‘Grab and Go’ Meals Available on the LES

Posted May 5, 2020 at 5:03 am

Kosher “Grab-and-Go” meals are now available on the Lower East Side for those in need during the pandemic. Folks can now pick up free meals on weekdays at Public School 134 (293 East Broadway). This spot, alongside the Washington Heights outpost (P.S. 48, located at 4360-78 Broadway), are the first two kosher-specific locations since the Department […]

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Straphanger at East Broadway Station Chases Down Mugger to Retrieve his Wallet

Posted April 3, 2020 at 5:08 am

Criminals are still out there, in spite of the COVID-19 lockdown. Especially in the largely empty subway stations. East Broadway station again lives up to its dangerous reputation with a mugging there last week. According to police, a man entered the station at Rutgers Street and East Broadway at 8:45pm on March 24 to purchase […]

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Metrocard Vending Machines are Always Broken at East Broadway Station

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:04 am

Scamming and hooliganism inside the East Broadway subway station remains a chronic problem. Especially the so-called “swipe swindling” that doesn’t seem to fade. A reader pointed out that the Metrocard vending machines were compromised again last week just one day after being fixed. Apparently the kiosks were repaired on Wednesday, and broken again Thursday. Seems […]

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